Amelia Mary Earhart (1897 –1937) was an American aviation pioneer, the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Famous all over the world for her flying experiences, she wrote many bestselling books and was deeply involved (profondamente coinvolta) in the formation of female pilots. She disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island, while making a circumnavigational flight of the globe.
But her fascination still goes on …
One of her peculiarities – for the times she lived- was her way of clothing (modo di vestire).
She adapted men’s fashion to her personality: she used to wear tailored (fatti in sartoria) trousers , loafers (mocassini), and shiny neckties (cravattini lucidi). Her favourite colours were brown, white, tan…she loved mixing together the various neutrals and also put together apparently different pieces of clothes – an oxford shirt (camicia classica)with a sweater (maglioncino) and a bomber jacket (giubbotto). Her only feminine touch of colour was the scarf (sciarpa)…she wore silky scarves (sciarpe di seta) around her neck to break the monotony of the neutral colours.